USQ tops The Good Universities Guide for second year running

The University of Southern Queensland has topped The Good Universities Guide’s rankings in employability and starting salaries for the second year running.

Prospective students will open their 2019 Guides to see that the University of Southern Queensland leads the way in graduate employment rates and median starting salary.

The Guide has released its 2019 resource for potential students, an extensive analysis based on student-relevant criteria such as graduate salaries, teaching quality, learning resources and much more.

The 2019 Guide revealed the median salary for USQ graduates was $63,800, the highest in Australia.

It also found 81 per cent of graduates found full-time employment within four months of finishing their course – more than any other university in Queensland.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said USQ worked with students to provide a world-class standard of learning and teaching.

“We recognise that to advance in today’s competitive world, we need to think bigger, act quicker and create better outcomes,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“Industries are changing rapidly and the challenges people face are more complex.

“These results demonstrate that our graduates are more employable, more skilled and more relevant.”

A new criteria in 2019 was “First Generation” referring to the proportion of domestic students starting a bachelor degree whose parents’ education did not exceed Year 12 schooling.

With 40 per cent of USQ students in this category, USQ beats all other universities in the State in attracting these trailblazers who are the first in a generation to attend university.


This article originally appeared in The Chronicle – USQ tops Good Universities Guide for second year running

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